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Messick, Edith E. Born 5 Dec 1895
Died 27 Oct 1918 during the flu epidemic
 Daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret Basey Messick
 Married Melvin Richard Weatherholtz, 23 Dec 1915
 Buried at Solomons Church Cemetery, Forestville, VA
 Photo contributed by Steve Pence

Miley, Claude LeRoy Born 1875
Died 1915
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Married Luella Pullian, 1898
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Clement Tell Born 1877
Died 1951
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Married May Woods, 1902
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Elizabeth Robinette
 Daughter of Martin Funkhouser and Catherine Ann Rhoads Miley
 Married Andrew Boyer
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Estella Tirzah Born 1870
Died 1871
 Daughter of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Photographed after her death
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Genevieve  
Died in infancy previous to 1881
 Daughter of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Photographed after her death (photo may be of an older son of George & Tirzah who died in infancy)
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Georgie Llantaine Born 1866
Died 1941
 Daughter of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Married William Edward Eutsler, 1892
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Harold Verne Born 1882
Died 1939
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Married (1) 1906, Myrele Springer, d. 1907, m. (2) 1910, Nellie Orndorff
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Herbert Foelkner Born 1871
Died 1939
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Married (1) Adda Brown, d. 1902 (2) Annie Harrel
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Mary Magruder Born 1881
Died 1881
 Daughter of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Photographed after her death
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, Rhodes Gallagher
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miley, William Baker "Willie" Born 1873
Died 1948
 Son of George Washington and Tirzah Amelia Baker Miley
 Photo contributed by Mary Byrd Blackwell

Miller, Frances Dodson "Fannie" Born 15 Aug 1863
Died 3 Nov 1931
 Daughter of Jacob and Annie Fry Dodson
 Married James E. Miller
 Buried at Mt. Jackson Cemetery, Mt. Jackson, VA
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, James Arthur Born 20 Feb 1883
Died 23 Sep 1930
 Son of James E. and Frances "Fannie" Dodson Miller
 Married Sarah "Sally" Ellen Howser
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, James E. Born 3 Jun 1855
Died 6 Dec 1935
 Son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Catherine Swartz Miller
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, James E. Born 3 Jun 1855
Died 6 Dec 1935
 Son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Catherine Swartz Miller
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, Mildred Virginia Bowman Born 12 Oct 1903
Died 26 Apr 1984
 Daughter of John Solon and Susan Virginia Newham Bowman
 Married Paul Eugene Miller
 Buried at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens, Hamburg, VA
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, Robert and wife, Bessie Gay Steele Robert Born 8 Aug 1888
Died 1960
 Son of James E. and Frances "Fannie" Dodson Miller
 Bessie Born 7 Sep 1889
Died 9 Apr 1978
 Daughter of Robert and Madeline Jones Steele
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, Robert and wife, Bessie Gay Steele Robert Born 8 Aug 1888
Died 1960
 Son of James E. and Frances "Fannie" Dodson Miller
 Bessie Born 7 Sep 1889
Died 9 Apr 1978
 Daughter of Robert and Madeline Jones Steele
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, Verbenia "Vernie" Bauserman Born 26 Dec 1895
Died 22 Jul 1971
 Married Charles Russell Miller
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Miller, Vertie
 Jaymee Jenkins purchased this photo at an estate sale, having no interest other than to share the photo with others who may be related to the subject.

McWilliams, Ella May
 Photograph: Standing in rear, left to right:
Ella May McWilliams, Walter Hottle, Annie Bly, George Hottle, Grace Crabill, Earl Hottle
Sitting in front, left to right:
Dora Hollar, Lula Hottle, Daniel Hottle, Mary Alice Hottle, Audrey Stultz, Ola Shrum

 Photo contributed by Charles McWilliams

McWilliams, James Lee Born 5 Dec 1859, Toms Brook, VA
Died 25 Oct 1923
 Son of David and Jemima Dodson McWilliams
 Great grandfather of Alley Blackford
 Buried at Toms Brook Cemetery, Toms Brook, VA

McWilliams, Laura Alice Hahn Born 17 Jan 1861
Died 24 Feb 1921
 Daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Frances "Fannie" Zimmer Hahn
 Great grandmother of Alley Blackford
 Buried at Toms Brook Cemetery, Toms Brook, VA

McWilliams, Sadie Ethel Born 23 Nov 1899, Toms Brook, VA
Died 14 Nov 1975, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC
 Daughter of James Lee and Laura Alice Hahn McWilliams
 Grandmother of Alley Blackford
 Buried at Toms Brook Cemetery, Toms Brook, VA

McWilliams, Sadie Ethel Born 23 Nov 1899, Toms Brook, VA
Died 14 Nov 1975, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC
 Daughter of James Lee and Laura Alice Hahn McWilliams
 Grandmother of Alley Blackford
 Buried at Toms Brook Cemetery, Toms Brook, VA

Mowery, Anna Marie   
 Left to right: Anna Mowery, Meda Racey, Guy Garfield Racey and son.
Anna and Garfield (first cousins) were born in Shenandoah County.
Garfield (1891 - 1962) was the son of Benjamin F. & Catherine Strosnider Racey, married Meda Sibole.
Anna (1902 - 1939) was the daughter of James Edward & Iva Strosnider Mowery.
Both died and are buried in Berkeley County, WV.
Photo taken in Martinsburg, WV, circa mid-1920's.
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, Anna Marie   
 Back Row, left to right are Anna and Nellie Mowery,
daughters of James Edward and Iva Strosnider Mowery (not in photo).
Front row are all unidentified - possibly members of the Mowery, Strosnider or Racey families.
Photo taken (probably) in the area of Clary, Mulberry Run or Lebanon Church in the mid-to-late 1920's.
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, Anna and Fannie   
 Daughters of James Edward & Iva Leota Strosnider Mowery
Circa 1920's
Anna buried Berkeley County, WV, Fannie buried Lebanon Church Cemetery.
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, Irvin Born 3 Mar 1909, Clary, Virginia
Died 10 Aug 1994, New Market, Virginia
 Son of James Edward & Iva Leota Strosnider Mowery
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery

(Right) James: Born 13 Mar 1870; Died 21 Mar 1945, Clary, VA. Son of Frederick R. & Frances Ann "Fannie" Day Mowery
Married Iva Leota Strosnider, 17 Jul 1901, Shenandoah County, VA
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, Iva Leota "Ivy" Strosnider Born 16 Jun 1879, St. James, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Died 6 Nov 1959, Middletown, Virginia
 Daughter of William Henry & Rachel Ann Racey Strosnider
Married James Edward "Ed" Mowery, 17 Jul 1901, Shenandoah County, VA
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, James Edward "Ed" Born 13 Mar 1870
Died 21 Mar 1945, Clary, Virginia
 Son of Frederick R. & Frances Ann "Fannie" Day Mowery
Married Iva Leota Strosnider, 17 Jul 1901, Shenandoah County, VA
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery
 (Right) Irvin: Born 3 Mar 1909, Clary, VA; Died 10 Aug 1994, New Market, VA. Son of James Edward & Iva Leota Strosnider Mowery
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery

 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mowery, Nellie Lee   
 Back Row, left to right are Anna and Nellie Mowery,
daughters of James Edward and Iva Strosnider Mowery (not in photo).
Front row are all unidentified - possibly members of the Mowery, Strosnider or Racey families.
Photo taken (probably) in the area of Clary, Mulberry Run or Lebanon Church in the mid-to-late 1920's.
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Moyer, Fannie Bradley
 Photographed with (left to right) Fannie Bradley Moyer, Minnie Moyer Cayton, Anna Cayton Artz, James Artz, Jr., James "Jim" Artz, Sr.
 Photo contributed by Jim Artz

Mumaw, Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Born 1898, Shenandoah County, VA
Died 7 May 1967, Stephens City, Virginia
 Married Fannie Goldie Mowery
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Mumaw, Fannie Goldie Born 25 Jun 1907, Shenandoah County, VA
Died 2 Apr 1946, Strasburg, Virginia
 Daughter of James Edward & Iva Leota Strosnider Mowery
Married Benjamin Franklin Mumaw
Buried Lebanon Church Cemetery
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Nester, John R. Born: November 11 1863, Edinburg, VirginiaDied: June 7 1935, Palmyra, Virginia
 Son of William & Barbara Annie Holler Nestor
 Married: Elizabeth Ann Bowman April 23 1887, Shenandoah County, Virginia 
 Elizabeth born: Dec. 8, 1864, Shenandoah County, Virginia Died: December 8 1925
 Daughter of Isaiah & Eveline E. Sheetz Bowman
 children: Idia R. Funkouser (adopted) and Charles Nester
 Photo contributed by Bill Barber

Newham, Susan Virginia Born 13 Jun 1865Died 29 Mar 1933
 Daughter of Wesley "Dewey" Thatchel and Eusebia "Seba" Miller Newham
Married John Solon Bowman
 Photo contributed by Sonia Miller

Orndorff, Mary G. Born 15 Dec 1867, Back Creek, VADied 5 Jun 1893, Zepp, VA
 Daughter of Ananias & Eliza Jane McDaniel Orndorff
Married Atwell Whittington
Lived in Zepp, VA
Buried at >St. St.James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zepp, VA
 Photo contributed by Judy

Orndorff, Mary G. (right) Born 15 Dec 1867, Back Creek, VADied 5 Jun 1893, Zepp, VA
 Daughter of Ananias & Eliza Jane McDaniel Orndorff
Married Atwell Whittington

Atwell Whittington
Born 28 Apr 1863; died 14 Feb 1905
Son of John W. & Sarah Rebecca Conner Whittington
Both buried at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Zepp, VA
 Photo contributed by Judy

Painter, Garnett
 This is probably Garnett Painter who was born March 28, 1880 and died August 30, 1960 at Bowmans Crossing. He was the son of Nason and Rebecca Lindamood Painter. He married Mrs. Ida Henkel Bowman on May 23, 1935. She was the daughter of Martin and Ella Bowman Henkel. He is buried in Bethel. Source: "Someone You Knew II" by Judy Coffman Stickley.

Jaymee Jenkins purchased this photo at an estate sale, having no interest other than to share the photo with others who may be related to the subject.

Painter, J.J. and Clara
 This is probably Jacob Jerome Painter and wife, Clara Rosenberger Painter. J.J. was born May 31, 1879 and died May 19, 1950 in Mt. Jackson. He married Clara, daughter of Christopher and Fannie Watson Rosenberger, on June 4, 1900. Jacob's parents are Levi and Mary Baker Painter. Jacob is buried at St. Johns. Clara was born April 15, 1882 and died January 7, 1966 in Mt. Jackson and is buried in St. Johns. Her obit listed one brother, Edgar Rosenberger of Edinburg. Source: "Someone You Knew II" by Judy Coffman Stickley.

Jaymee Jenkins purchased this photo at an estate sale, having no interest other than to share the photo with others who may be related to the subject.

Pangle, John Wesley
 John Wesley Pangle; Born June 7, 1861; Died March 5, 1942; married Susan Seatta Mowrey; son of Abraham and Elizabeth Rebecca Brill Pangle; buried at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 Photo contributed by Rick & Tina Thomas

Pangle, John Wise
 John Wise Pangle; Born November 12, 1898; Died March 7, 1940; married Geneva Funkhouser; son of John Wesley and Susan Seatta Mowrey Pangle; buried at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 Photo contributed by Rick & Tina Thomas

Pangle, Susan Seatta Mowrey
 Susan Seatta Mowrey Pangle; Born May 10, 1869; Died September 27, 1931; married John Wesley Pangle; daughter of David and Eliza Catherine Mowery/Mowrey; buried at Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 Photo contributed by Rick & Tina Thomas

Pence, Susanna Born 13 Dec 1836Died 23 Sep 1916
 Second photo
 Married Nathaniel Scott Foltz (son of John and Mary Magdalen Funk Foltz) 24 Dec 1863
 Scott and Susanna lived east of Forestville, VA
 Buried St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Forestville, VA
 Photos contributed by Carol Westfall

Prather, Anna Marie Mowery Born 26 Mar 1902, Strasburg, VA
Died 15 Jun 1939, Bunker Hill, West Virginia
 Daughter of James Edward & Iva Leota Strosnider Mowery
Married Charles Mitchell Prather, 18 Jun 1925, Berkeley County, WV
Buried at Darkesville Cemetery, Darkesville, Berkeley County, WV
Maternal grandmother of Don Silvius
 Photo contributed by Don Silvius

Pullen, Anderson Lee   
 Left to Right:
Anderson Lee Pullen, Sadie Ethel McWilliams Showers Pullen, unknown friend of family, Charlotte Gay Showers Thrift Watkins (daughter of Sadie and James Henry Showers).
 Photo contributed by Alley Blackford

Pullen, Sadie Ethel McWilliams   
 Left to Right:
Anderson Lee Pullen, Sadie Ethel McWilliams Showers Pullen, unknown friend of family, Charlotte Gay Showers Thrift Watkins (daughter of Sadie and James Henry Showers).
 Photo contributed by Alley Blackford


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